Auntie’s Apple Pie
One of my old timer favorites pies, is my aunt’s Apple pie, which is really special, and of course my friends favorite. Especially on march, is when I miss my aunt the most, because every year she used to bake one for my birthday, and now that my birthday is next Tuesday I decide to bake one today, but just for me… Everything what my aunt cooked was amazing, and was my first introduction to the Austrian world, without knowing that one day I will live in my aunt’s city.
You can do this pie, not just with apples, but also with cherries and berries, all of them are amazing, but apple is the one, at least for me.
320 grams of flour
200 grams of cold butter
100 grams of sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
7-8 small apples, peeled, sliced, and cored
1 heaping tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Combine in a large bowl using a pastry blender or a fork, 300 grams of flours, butter, 100 grams of sugar, the egg and the vanilla and the salt. Finish the dough by hand. Form the dough into a disc and wrap in saran wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. It’s very important to work with cold dough.
In a large bowl, toss apples in lemon juice, 20 grams flour, and the brown sugar. Set aside.
Divide the pie dough in two; roll out the first half and cover the pie form, and add the apples mix.
Roll out the remaining pie dough. Cut into strips 2 cm.
Place one layer of strips across the pie, over the apples, spacing strips about 1 cm apart. Do not press the edges down.
Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until top is golden brown and juices are bubbling.
Served with vanilla ice!